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35th Annual Taste of Newport to Benefit Child & Family


Middletown (RI) September 20, 2018 –  Child & Family’s signature annual benefit, “Taste of Newport,” will mark its thirty-fifth anniversary when it returns to The Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, on Sunday, October 28 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with Citizens Bank as the 2018 Presenting Sponsor.

Guests will enjoy a sumptuous variety of passed small plates and tempting tasting stations, presented by upwards of thirty of the finest area restaurants, caterers, beverage vendors and confectionaries. During this festive culinary cocktail party, guests will mingle with their favorite chefs and bid on silent and live auction unique experience offerings, while learning about the important work of Child & Family, one of the state’s largest social service agencies, founded in 1866.  NBC WJAR 10’s Patrice Wood will be the evening’s emcee. According to Child & Family President and CEO, Marty Sinnott, “Proceeds from Taste of Newport fund programs and services which help thousands of our neighbors in need, especially children, families and elders in crisis. From 1866 to 2018 one thing has never changed: Child & Family’s commitment to support and care for Rhode Island communities.”

“Since its inception, the Taste of Newport has raised more than $3.7 million and has helped more than 150,000 individuals and families in need. Child & Family’s Community Programs and Services are critical to the well-being of our neighbors,” said RI Market Executive, Barbara Cottam. “As the presenting sponsor of the Taste of Newport, Citizens Bank is proud to support the important work of Child & Family as they strengthen communities across Rhode Island.”

General tickets are $125.00 and include tastes from all the culinary and beverage participants and “Make-a-Difference” tickets, which include table seating, are available for $250. Reserved tables for ten for $2,500 may be arranged. To learn more and to purchase tickets please visit or contact Ann Arnold at (401) 848-4141 or

About Child & Family

Established in 1866, the mission of Child & Family is to strengthen families, their members, and the communities in which they live. Child & Family offers a variety of comprehensive services to help individuals and families cope with numerous complex social problems that require immediate or long-term intervention. Through multiple programs encompassing a wide range of community-based services for individuals of all ages, as well as residential treatment programs for children and youth involved in the Rhode Island child welfare system, the agency impacts thousands of Rhode Islanders each year.

As one of the largest social service agencies in the state, Child & Family operates state-of-the-art Community Centers in both Middletown and Providence, four residential homes for youth across Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth, Sandpipers Early Learning Center in Middletown, a Supportive Housing program for homeless women and their children, Family Preservation Programs, Elders Services, Foster Care and more. To learn more please visit or phone (401) 849-2300. 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown, RI 02842 (401)849-2300  268 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02904 (401)781-3669

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $155.4 billion in assets as of June 30, 2018. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,150 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services, including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest rate products and asset finance. More information is available at or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.


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